The Communication Science degree programme is aimed at those
who wish to become professional communication practitioners and
pursue careers in fields such as journalism, public relations,
advertising, marketing, radio, television, corporate communications,
business communications and electronic (digital and Internet)
communication. With this qualification, learners will be qualified
to enter the field of communication and information as professionals.
The programme includes specialised work in social change and
development communication, advanced public relations, journalism
and visual communications, digital communication and new communication
See General Rules
Duration of the course
A minimum of one year
Three 3-hour papers plus oral examination
Paper 1: ACS501 (3hrs) – Fundamentals of Communication (Theory
Paper 2: ACS502 (3hrs) – Applied Communication Practice
Paper 3: ACS503 (3hrs) – Field of Specialisation. One of
o Public Relations
o Print Media (Journalism)
o Mass Media (Radio, Film and Television)
o Educational and Development Communication
Paper 4: ACS504 (Oral Examination) Project based on a case study.
Master’s Degree (Communication Science) ACS700
A dissertation on an approved subject Admission requirements:
See General Rules Duration of Course: A minimum of two years
Doctoral Degree (Communication Science) ACS800
A thesis on an approved subject Admission requirements: See General
Rules Duration of Course: A minimum of two years
here for updated modules offered in Undergraduate Programmes
and for Postgraduate qualifications (Page 38)
H. Rugbeer, BA (UNISA), MA (UZ), Dip:
Ed (UNISA), Dip:Computer Appl. (UNISA), B.Th (US), Computer
Engineering (DUT), D.Phil (UZ).
P. Moodley, BA (UNISA), BA (Hons) (UKZN),
V.C. Hadebe, PTC (Madadeni Col.), Dip. in Educ. (Durban
Col) C.O.T.E. (Cambridge), BA (UKZN), BA (Hons) (UKZN),
M.R. Metso, Bed. (NUL), BA (Hons) (UND), MA (UKZN)
G.M. Naidoo, BA (UZ), BA (Hons) (UZ), MA (UZ)
J Magagula: BA, BA (Hons), MA.
Thabo Mokgosi: BA, BA (Hons), MA.
Gabriel Jabulani Zondi: BA, BA (Hons).
Edwin Mncwango: BA, BA (Hons).
JB Dlamini, (Dip:Information Systems & Technology) (UZ)